Odds and ends from Maryland's morning practice ...
* Tight end Lansford Watson (slightly torn MCL) will visit with team physician Craig Bennett. Watson has not practiced since the first day of camp, and despite initially hoping to avoid surgery could wind up facing an operation to fix his knee.
"He's struggling," coach Ralph Friedgen said. "We may end up operating there. I think we'll check it one more time. We thought he'd be ready to go. He tried to go Monday and he was still sore and he tried to go yesterday again and he's having trouble. Lansford wants to have the cartilage out, but I'm not so sure if he gets the cartilage out if that affects the ACL."
* Friedgen said the academic status of wideout Ronnie Tyler and nose tackle Zach Kerr has yet to be resolved. Both have practiced throughout camp.
* Anchor Carl Russell (shoulder) and fullback Louis Berman (AC sprain) returned to practice today. Tight end Devonte Campbell is still suffering from symptoms of a concussion suffered during Monday's scrimmage.
* Friedgen said not to read too much into the limited pass attempts for C.J. Brown in Monday's scrimmage. Brown played with the third team.
"We're encouraged with C.J.'s passing," Friedgen said. "I think it's improved quite a bit. I think his technique has improved."
* Friedgen planned to spend a little time at a reception for new campus president Wallace D. Loh this afternoon before returning to the team house and preparing for a scheduled afternoon practice that could be displaced by the rain.
Me: "Lovely day to greet him, huh?"
Ralph: "Yeah, I hope that's not an omen. It's supposed to clear up while he's here."
* Asked about how reserve defensive lineman Masengo Kabongo, who played early last season but was barely heard from after September and pretty much never in the spring and this month, is faring.
"So-so," Friedgen said. "He has to be more consistent and more dependable in all areas of his life."
Translation: With Justin Anderson, Isaiah Ross, Russell and even freshman Ian Evans all possibilities at Anchor, it'll take quite a push from Kabongo to become a factor at the position.